Tuesday, June 21, 2016

"Banning DDT killed more people than Hitler." ~ Michael Crichton

State of Fear, by Michael Crichton, is a great book. It exposes the gangs of liberal socialites, environmental crazies and so-called scientists who use fake data to promote their global warming and climate change ideology.

Crichton doesn't buy one bit of the environmentalist baloney, and he discredits their entire theory.

Here is an excerpt, in which the characters from State of Fear are talking about how the illogical and unscientific ban of DDT has led to tens of millions of people dying from malaria:

"Banning DDT."

"Arguably the greatest tragedy of the twentieth century. DDT was the best agent against mosquitoes, and despite the rhetoric there was nothing anywhere near as good or as safe. Since the ban, two million people a year have died unnecessarily from malaria, mostly children. All together, the ban has caused more than fifty million needless deaths. Banning DDT killed more people than Hitler, Ted. And the environmental movement pushed hard for it."

"But DDT was a carcinogen."

"No, it wasn't. And everybody knew it at the time of the ban."

"It was unsafe."

"Actually, it was so safe you could eat it. People did just that for two years, in one experiment.* After the ban, it was replaced by parathion, which is really unsafe. More than a hundred farm workers died in the months after the DDT ban, because they were unaccustomed to handling really toxic pesticides."

"We disagree about all this."

"Only because you lack the relevant facts, or are unwilling to face up to the consequences of the actions of organizations you support. Banning DDT will someday be seen as a scandalous blunder."

"DDT was never banned."

"You're right. Countries were just told that if they used it, they wouldn't get foreign aid." Kenner shook his head. "But the unarguable point, based on UN statistics, is that before the DDT ban, malaria had become almost a minor illness. Fifty thousand deaths a year worldwide. A few years later, it was once again a global scourge. Fifty million people have died since the ban, Ted. Once again, there can be no action without harm."

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